USGA Champions Thompson, Joh Among Five Girls Golf National Ambassadors

March 20, 2014

LPGA pros (top row, from second left) Lizette Salas, Brittany Lincicome, Tiffany Joh and Lexi Thompson, along with Stacy Lewis (front row, third from right) will be National Ambassadors for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program. World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time USGA champion Nancy Lopez (center) was on hand for the announcement. (LPGA)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – USGA champions Lexi Thompson and Tiffany Joh, as well as Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome and Lizette Salas were named National Ambassadors for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf on Wednesday, March 19. In this capacity, they will help communicate the benefits of the Girls Golf program, whose mission is to improve the lives of girls and women through the game of golf.

“Each one of our National Ambassadors represents one of the 5 E’s of Girls Golf,” said Nancy Henderson, president of the LPGA Foundation. “We are so fortunate to have the support of some of the LPGA’s brightest stars, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have them on board as our National Ambassadors.”

Thompson won the 2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and Joh claimed U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship titles in 2006 and 2008. Lewis was a teammate of Joh’s on the victorious USA Curtis Cup Team in 2008 and notched a perfect 5-0 record, the only player to accomplish that in the history of the Match. Thompson represented the USA in the Curtis Cup Match in 2010.

The announcement coincided with the start of the LPGA’s U.S. schedule at the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix, which will direct $500,000 to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf is administered through a partnership between The LPGA Foundation and the USGA. Girls Golf has grown to more than 280 sites across the U.S., with more than 40,000 girls, ages 7-17, expected to participate in 2014.

For more information about the program, visit the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf official website.

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